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The Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia 2023

Application is now open for the Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About the University of Technology Sydney and Scholarship

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is home to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), a public research institution. The university was established in its current form in 1988, although its roots as a technical school may be found in the Sydney Technical College, which served as the forerunner of the New South Wales Institute of Technology (NSWIT), dating back to 1878. In addition to being a part of Universities Australia (UA), the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), and the Australian Technology Network (ATN), UTS also belongs to these organizations.

A total of 210 postgraduate courses and 130 undergraduate courses are offered through the university’s 9 colleges and schools. 44,615 students attended the institution in 2022, of whom 32,825 were undergraduates. More than 45 research centers and institutes are located within the institution, and they frequently work with businesses and the government.

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There are more than 180 clubs and societies recognized by UTS. Its varsity sports teams, which are managed by UTS Sport, play all year round in both the UniSport Nationals and separate national competitions. The institution will have around 270,000 alumni from 140 different countries as of 2022.

The Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship was established as a memorial award in her honor. Indigenous Australian students who are starting or continuing their undergraduate studies at the UTS Faculty of Law will get financial assistance through the award. The purpose of the scholarship is to boost the recipient’s capacity to finish their UTS course at a greater level of proficiency than would otherwise be the case.

Details about the Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney:

  • be of Torres Strait Islander or Australian Aboriginal heritage and offer one of the following:
    • a UTS Statutory Declaration form with two written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not immediate family members; 
    • confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organization.
  • beginning full-time study in any undergraduate course (single or combined) offered by the UTS Faculty of Law during the academic year in which the scholarship is given; 
  • applying for the scholarship online using the UTS Scholarship Application Form; 
  • being available to attend an in-person interview.

Furthermore, preference may be given to candidates enrolling in their first undergraduate course, encountering any long-term educational impediments, hardship, or both, such as:

  • Financial difficulty;
  • A poor socioeconomic position; 
  • Caregiving obligations;
  • A chronic illness
  • A handicap, or lingering consequences of abuse; 
  • A rural or isolated area; 
  • Being the only parent.

Students may submit a personal statement detailing their situation to demonstrate long-term educational hurdles and/or personal hardship.

Selection Criteria

The Scholarship Selection Committee will be given a list of qualified applicants, and it will then choose the recipient based on the following selection criteria.

Recipient Selection Criteria

Prepare your written assertions in a text document with a word count limit of 300 words for each statement. Avoid using any additional formatting, such as bullet points or numbers.

  • What inspired you to pursue a law degree and how would you describe your motivation to succeed in your studies?
  • Depict any extra-curricular and non-academic activities and how your involvement has contributed to your personal development.
  • Define a situation in which you have exhibited leadership or used your initiative.
  • What circumstances are impacting your ability to sustain yourself financially and how would this scholarship aid you to complete your course?

Application Procedure for Helen McFadyen Memorial Indigenous Scholarship at the University of Technology Sydney

Interested and qualified applicants should fill out the online application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For further details, send an email to scholarships@uts.edu.au.

The Submission Deadline is: Friday 1 September, 2023. 

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Australia scholarships here.

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